An Irish pub in Somerville that's known for its live music will get a sibling in Boston proper later this year. The folks behind The Burren have their sights set on opening a jazz club and restaurant called The Bebop on Boylston Street, according to Boston Magazine.
The Bebop will take over the Pad Thai Cafe space at 1116 Boylston St., close to Berklee College of Music, as Boston Restaurant Talk reported. The new restaurant’s proprietors, Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, have 20 years of experience operating the musically-inclined Burren in Davis Square.
Their new place will reportedly offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and it may serve as a cafe on weekday mornings, in addition to hosting musical acts every day of the week.
Update, 8/30, 7 a.m.: Tommy McCarthy and Louise McCarthy are partners in The Bebop and are both professional musicians, he told Eater in an email. They plan to have music seven days a week at the new place and will open at 8 a.m. during the week to serve coffee, tea, crepes, and pastries.
"The location is brilliant," he wrote. "Right in the heart of Berklee School of Music. We are so looking forward to creating a great vibe with music eating & drinking at the Bebop that has become a strong tradition at the Burren for the passed 20 years."